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To mark Mother Teresa being canonised, Ann Widdecombe explores the making of a saint, and the programme meets an orphan who owes his life to Mother Teresa's care.

To mark Mother Teresa being canonised, Ann Widdecombe explores the making of a saint, and the programme meets an orphan who owes his life to Mother Teresa's care. Plus inspirational hymns and music from across the UK.


For All the Saints from Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Lord for Tomorrow and Its Needs from St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich
You Raise Me Up by Shane Filan
Christ Has No Body But Yours by Exultate Singers
This Little Light of Mine from Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle upon Tyne
Beautiful One from New Testament Assembly, Tooting
Beauty for Brokeness from Leicester Cathedral, Leicester.

34 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Sep 2016 17:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    For All The Saints

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of Manchester Cathedral, Manchester. Conductor: Gordon Stewart. Featured Artist: Manchester Camerata. Featured Artist: Christopher Stokes. Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams. Music Arranger: Robert Ramskill. Lyricist: W. W. How.

    Tune: Sine Nomine

  • R R Terry

    Lord For Tomorrow And Its Needs

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich. Conductor: Noel Tredinnick. Featured Artist: William Baldry. Featured Artist: Christopher Borrett. Featured Artist: St. Mary-le-Tower Choir. Composer: R R Terry. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby. Lyricist: Sr. M Xavier.

    Tune: Providence

  • Brendan Joseph Graham

    You Raise Me Up

    Choir: Shane Filan. Featured Artist: Matthew Racher. Featured Artist: London Community Gospel Choir. Featured Artist: Ben Parker. Featured Artist: Howard Gott. Composer: Rolf Loveland. Composer: Brendan Joseph Graham.

    Composer: Rolf Loveland

  • David Ogden

    Christ Has No Body But Yours

    Choir: Exultate Singers. Featured Artist: Sally Pryce. Featured Artist: Sara Temple. Featured Artist: The Lochrian Ensemble. Featured Artist: Catherine Black. Featured Artist: Alison Francis Black. Featured Artist: Nerissa Calvert. Featured Artist: Jane Jewel. Lyricist: St. Teresa of Avila.

    Composer: David Ogden

  • Harry Dixon Loes

    This Little Light Of Mine

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle upon Tyne. Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Featured Artist: Reg Vardy Band. Featured Artist: Paul Leddington Wright. Music Arranger: Chris Hazell. Lyricist: Avis Burgeson Christiansen.

    Composer: Harry Dixon Loes

  • Tim Hughes

    Beautfiul One

    Choir: Choir and Congregaton of New Testament Assembly, Tooting. Conductor: Ken Burton. Featured Artist: Beechcroft Choir. Featured Artist: Adam Kerr. Featured Artist: Neil Watson. Featured Artist: Jacqueline Ewers. Featured Artist: Joshua Adgomar. Featured Artist: Floyd Millen. Featured Artist: Stefan Brown. Featured Artist: Paul Johnson. Featured Artist: Melicia Walker. Featured Artist: Paulette Brown - Backing Vocals. Featured Artist: Veronica Brown. Featured Artist: Marcia McPherson. Lyricist: Tim Hughes.

    Composer: Tim Hughes

  • Graham Kendrick

    Beauty For Brokeness

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of Leicester Cathedral, Leicester. Conductor: Simon Lole. Featured Artist: Leicester Cathedral Choir. Featured Artist: Daniel Moult. Lyricist: Graham Kendrick.

    Composer: Graham Kendrick


The Canonisation of Mother Teresa - Part One

On the day that Mother Teresa becomes Saint Teresa, Ann Widdecombe explores the canonisation of the world's most famous nun, renowned for dedicating her life to the poor. Even in her lifetime she was known as "the Saint of the gutters", and Ann, as a Catholic, was one of the many who championed her sainthood. In Dublin, where the young Teresa began her religious vocation, we meet Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to unravel the process of becoming a saint. We also meet Sister Philomena O'Dowd who followed in the footsteps of Mother Teresa as a Loreto sister both in Dublin and Calcutta.

Spoon Man

Grant Douglas is a computing expert with a successful career in IT support. He also has cerebral palsy. This lifelong condition makes seemingly simple everyday tasks very difficult. However, through a chance discussion at a church meeting, Grant was able to put a light bulb moment into a design that would help him and thousands of others.

Dunkirk Refugee School

Claire McCollum visits the migrant camp in Dunkirk to meet some British teachers who have set up a school for the children living there.

The Canonisation of Mother Teresa - Part Two

The work of Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity, the order she founded, touched many thousands of lives. We hear the remarkable stories of a former orphan with polio, Gautam Lewis, who was abandoned at Mother Teresa's children's home in Calcutta and Dr. Patricia Lewis, a British volunteer who chose to adopt him.



Role Contributor
Presenter Ann Widdecombe
Presenter Claire McCollum
Executive Producer Tommy Nagra
Series Producer Matthew Napier


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